Transportation Resources

  • Transportation Resources

    Adaptive Driving Evaluations

    There are many students with disabilities (including physical and cognitive disabilities) that have been assessed and gotten their driver’s licenses.  Two important steps in this process are getting an adaptive driving evaluation to determine whether the students has the potential to drive safely, and finding a driver’s education program that can accommodate students with disabilities. 

     

    If a student has completed an intake with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission, and getting reliable transportation to and from work is part of his or her vocational goal, Mass Rehab can pay for the adaptive driving evaluation to determine whether driving a car is a possibility, and possibly pay for the driver’s education classes as well.  Below are resources for driving evaluations and driver’s education that are experienced in working with students with a wide variety of disabilities:

     

    • Adaptive Driving Program provides on the road assessment and training in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 250 Milton Street, #LL002, Dedham, MA 02026, 781-329-6656 Contact Person: Mark or Tricia Whitehouse.

     

    • Driving Solutions LLC provides in-home clinical assessment and coordination for on the road assessment and training. 8 Marshall Road, Reading, MA 01864 508-878-9583, drivingsolutionsforyou.com, Contact Person: Judy Romano, M.S., O.T.R. /L.

     

    • Teacher’s Driving Academy- Classes held at Milford High School and the Milford Youth Center.

     

    • Labonte’s Auto School

              130 Cedar St., Milford, MA 01757

              Phone: (508) 699-9390

     

     Travis Roy Foundation offers individual grants to help those with spinal cord injuries. The funds can be used to upgrade and maintain equipment, including vehicles. Contact: 617-619-8257.

     

     MassMatch provides funding opportunities for assistive technology. It also offers programs including device training and equipment loans. Contact: 617-204-3851.

     

    Transportation Services List: A listing of driving and transportation resources created by the Regional Employment Board. http://www.rebhc.org/services/transportation.htm

     

    Transportation Services List: A listing of driving and transportation resources created by the Regional Employment Board. http://www.rebhc.org/services/transportation.htm

     

    Metro West Transit Authority: provides a bus from Milford to Framingham and back.  Only runs first thing in the morning to Framingham and back once in the afternoon.  Schedule for the bus is on the link below.

     

     37 Waverly St, Framingham, MA. 01702
     Phone: 508-935-2222 | Toll Free: 1-888-996-9782 | Fax: 508-935-2225

          http://www.mwrta.com/index.cfm?event=Schedules&RouteID=7